KUALA LUMPUR, The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) joined forces with the Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group (MLRe) to contribute daily necessities worth RM40,000 to five welfare homes in the Klang Valley. The welfare homes are Baitun Ehsan Al Khairi Welfare Home, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim dan Asnaf Teratak Ummi, Nur Qaseh Orphanage, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Lindungan Ikhlas and Sweetcare Welfare Society. LIAM president Raymond Lew said the effort, supported by 16 life insurance companies, aims to enable these welfare homes to operate more efficiently and smoothly. "Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group has contributed RM20,000 to this initiative, in addition to RM20,000 from LIAM, making the total contribution RM40,000. All essential items, including groceries and educational materials, will be delivered directly to these welfare homes soon," he said in his speech at LIAM's Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia here today. At the event, around 200 children, tee nagers and caregivers from the participating charitable homes were treated to delicacies and entertainment as part of LIAM's 50th-anniversary celebration this year. In addition, the children and teenagers received goodie bags filled with stationery, water tumblers, tote bags and cutlery, among other items. Meanwhile, Lew said LIAM, through the Insurans Hayat Cares platform, also organises various community programmes in the country, such as blood donation drives, visits to pediatric wards and youth engagement programmes every year, to bring the life insurance industry closer to the community. 'As part of LIAM's golden jubilee celebration, several new initiatives have been implemented, including a donation of RM3 million, which is equivalent to 100,000 doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, to the National Cancer Society Malaysia. "The 'Leaving No One Behind - HPV Vaccination' programme aims to assist teenagers, especially those from Sabah and Sarawak rural areas, in receiving free HPV vaccinatio n to prevent cervical cancer, which is the third most common cancer in the country," he said. Source: BERNAMA News Agency